Friday, May 29, 2009

Puff dance!

Niko does this funny dance when I feed him Puffs.  I say "Puff Dance!" and he starts bouncing up and down for Puffs.  Then I dance at him some more and he dances back.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sippy cup

We are still working on our sippy cup transition...  I think he's getting the hang of it now....

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Grumpy bear

Last night we were very grumpy.  I wonder if he has a tooth coming in....  He didn't want to eat and he went to bed early.  All he wanted to do was cuddle with mommy in the rocker.

Friday, May 22, 2009

New chair

We bought Niko a new meal-time chair.  He hated his high chair (sorry Aunt Katie!) - he would arch his back and try to climb out of it.  We were worried he would tip the chair over or figure out how to get out in his old chair.  

We have had this new one for a couple of days now and he seems to like it.  I think he likes sitting at the same table as everyone else.  :)

Also - check out that sippy cup.  We are in the process of transferring from a bottle to a sippy cup!  :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sleepy bear

We must be growing because we have been a sleepy bear recently.  He has been taking lots of naps during the day and going to bed early.  He's STILL getting up at night though... *sigh*

You can't tell from the photo, but we lowered the mattress all the way down last weekend.  It's like putting him to sleep in a cave now!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

First wheels

I picked up this little car in a garage sale for Niko.  He loves riding around the neighborhood in his first set of wheels!  :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yard work weekend

After - I put in new landscaping timbers, mulch, rocks and grass seeds.

After - this is where the hot tub was.  When it was removed, there was just a dirt pad under the hot tub so we filled it in with rock and put a fire pit in the hole!  You can see where I put the landscape timber and mulch around the patio and reseeded the lawn from where the dead tree was.

I don't have a before for this photo - I should have taken one though.  This area was a disaster.  This is where all the landscape timbers were in a pile under the overgrown bush.  We had the bush trimmed back so it doesn't look like it's eating the house anymore.  No grass will grow under this bush so I framed out an area and filled it with mulch.  I also put down some large brick pavers so there is now a path to get to the hose.  I also repainted the concrete slab so it looks nice and clean back there.

Hopefully all this work will pay off and we will have a buyer soon!

Monday, May 11, 2009

For Sale

We are officially for sale!  We have put in a lot of work, but this baby is ready to go!  Now we have to find some place to live!  Poor Neil had to mow yesterday in the rain so these photos would look good!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


We broke down and bought a cage for Niko.  It's almost impossible to get a gate to block off all the places we need to now that Niko is cruising.  (Cruising is walking along furniture.)  Hence the need for a new house!
He's only in it when we have to do something else (like cooking or going to the bathroom).

Monday, May 4, 2009

Omaha trip

We found this funny.

Pretty birds!

The meeting of the minds....  Here is Issak and Niko's first meeting.  They got along pretty well!  Issak is about 4 months older than Niko, but as you can see... Niko weighs more.

Niko looks like he could eat Issak...  hungry....

Then it happened.  Sooooo gross.  I learned my lesson - no more prunes before road trips.  We were nodding off for a road trip nap when all hell broke loose.  Shelly notices something on Niko's face - she thought it was spit-up.  Then she saw the source of the stain.
Mass panic as Neil tried to find some where to pull over.  Then the clean-up began.  Thank goodness I had packed towels and a water bottle.   Nasty.